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Elizabeth City lifts curfew, upholds State of Emergency after protests following Andrew Brown Jr. death

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Posted at 8:54 AM, May 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 17:38:45-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Elizabeth City's midnight to 6 a.m. curfew has been lifted, according to city officials.

The curfew took effect at 8 p.m., on April 27. Then, it was extended to start at midnight daily, beginning April 30 after continued overnight protests due to the judges decision to delay public release of the video that displayed the incident in which Andrew Brown Jr., was killed.

The decision to delay releasing the footage came just days after Brown was killed by sheriff’s deputies while a warrant was being served.

Elizabeth City projected that this would cause a “period of civil unrest”, and planned accordingly, declaring a State of Emergency.

Several arrests were made on multiple nights of protests for not following curfew, and protests continued even after Andrew Brown Jr.'s funeral, which was held May 3.

Thursday, Elizabeth City posted an updated State of Emergency document that said the curfew was terminated in Pasquotank County.